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including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
presidential election, which involved a recount in florida and a lot of concern over "hanging chads," many states have converted to electronic voting machines. but as our cover story explains, a lot of states use e-voting without paper back-up - including some of the so-called battleground states. according to verified voting.org, a non-partisan advocate for accurate and verifiable elections, pennsylvania, virginia and colorado are among more than a dozen states where some electronic voting machines do not produce a paper back-up. "if 13 states have no paper back-up, that's a recipe for abuse." charles santangelo has written about election outcomes and warns that the potential for electronic ballot tampering is real. "we need to have paper back-up. voting machine companies fought it back in 2004." robert johnston, an engineer at argonne national laboratory, says, "the voting manufacturers are in denial. they are not doing anything about these problems, but their customers are not asking them to, either." "after 2000, a commission said paper back-ups should be in place. twelve years later w
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampshire went to president obama tonight. also to virginia, a states that wasn't called until just an
already left the company. >>> was we reported, president obama won the state state of florida. it was too close to call on election night. nearly all the votes announced that they boat him 50 to 49.1%. the margin is large enough to avoid an am commuter readout and -- computer readout and romney campaign spokesperson declined to comment. by capturing the 29 electoral votes. president obama 332 electoral votes, mitt romney 206. >>> florida's governor wants to know why the wait was so long at many polling places. more than eight and a half million people vote florida. some waited four hours or longer to caste ballots. >> rick scott looked for ways to streamline the process. >>> there are complaints of voting fraud in the u.s. virgin islands. the attorney general is investigating the allegations. the office did not specify the complaints received. voters in the u.s. virgin islands elected the house of representatives. >>> in a race for district seven seat remains up in the air. through six round of rank choice voting. board of education president has 381 votes. labor leader fx crawly has 11,3
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
phone poll shows a tie, pew has obama up by 1. nbc, may up by 1. here's the rally in central florida and he also heads to virginia, ohio and new hampshire, calling on his supporters to get to the polls. >> we thank you. we ask you to stay at it all the way, all the way to victory on tuesday night. >> reporter: president obama makes one last argument to voters today in wisconsin and ohio and ends his day in i. >> you on the one hand, you can -- iowa. >> on the one hand, you can return to the policies or you can join me on building a future that will build a strong middle-class future. >> reporter: mitt romney will have kid rock as his rally tonight and president obama will have j-z at his rally tonight -- jay-z at his rally tonight. >>> political analysts are talking about what would happen in the unlikely event that president obama and mitt romney end up with a tie, each getting 269 electoral college votes. well, in that case, the constitution calls for the house to choose the president and since the republicans are expected to hold on to their majority, they would hold to -- they wo
thought, ohio, florida and virginia with in fact, ohio being the state that put obama over the 270 electoral votes and gave him a second term as president. >> and florida and virginia too close to call. they haven't been called tonight. let's bring in cory cook tonight. obviously this race is determined now. what could the romney campaign have done differently tonight? >> that's a great question. i think we will probably spend the next few months trying to figure out if this is a winnable race for the republicans. you know the big moments in the campaign to both points gave the 47% comment. became a very popular video for the president, hurricane sandy through the -- the end of the campaign. this is the campaign we knew it would be two years ago. an incumbent president that was popular but was split 50/50. that's what the results was. he was able to outmobilize florida and virginia and ohio. these states that made sure people got out to vote. despite the enthusiasm is what i think carried obama through. this is largely based on the fundamentals. the spending didn't really move ver
waved scores of american flags during his stop in panama city, florida. at this time tomorrow morning he will fly to reno for a rally at the reno tahoe airport. one new poll shows president obama with a 50-48 age against romney. president obama is also in the midst of a campaign blitz. >> as long as there is a child anywhere in virginia, anywhere in this country who is still languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our work is not yet done. we have more work to do. >> the president spent last fight at a campaign stop in virginia with former president bill clinton as well as the dave matthews band. today the president will visit at least four states new hampshire, florida, colorado, and ohio. pop star katy perry was sporting a president obama campaign slogan. perry initially came out wearing a red, white, and blue dress holding a microphone shaped like the status of liberty's torch. after she sang her first song she revealed her other dress which had the slogan forward on it. perry also paused to make a pitch for donations for victims of super storm sandy. >>> californians are
three people after their yacht caught fire off the coast of florida. it is on the 80-foot yacht bliss off the coast of miami beach. the clouds of smoke could be seen from shore. >> we saw all the smoke and the ships racing towards it at a high rate of speed. >> three people jumped into the sea and were rescued. the owner of the yacht is now trying to make arrangements to have it towed to shore. >>> they want to ban native american mascots at public schools. this has been going on for years. they use a reference to native americans with the mascots and commission members say they have been linked to harassment and stereotyping of native american students. >>> there is is a football game and they will kick off against the ucla bruins. and sanford had no trouble clinching the division beating ucla down teleat the rose bowl. >> he rushed for 142. it is the ninth time he ran for more than 100 yards in a game. you can watch the pac-12 championship game friday night. >>> a dream season for the spartans continues in the nationally televised game. beat louisiana tech and the quarterback david
now. you have florida and ohio. look at that obama is wing by only 2% in florida and ohio they are also just 2% apart. >>> the federal government is buying gasoline to get fuel super storm sandy victims. the obama administration ordered 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and 10 million gallons of diesel. tanker trucks will take the fuel to gas stations in new york, new jersey and other storm stricken areas. it is a welcome news for the thousands that are trying to leave. >> i'm getting out of the city. the city accident love me. i've been here my whole life. there's nothing. the ocean tore through my house and i lost everything i known 27 years and i'm five years living in the streets. >> gas supply dropped when super storm sandy flooded pipeline equipment. new jersey governor has ordered gas rationing to cut down on lines at gas stations. it's called odd even rationing. vehicles with license plates that end in even number cans only fill up on even numbered days of the month. odd number and specialized plates can go on the odd days. the plan is expected to work since only
returns to florida, virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. >> change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. >> reporter: of course the big key now is to get out the vote and both campaigns are really trying to pump up their crowd. president obama is rallying today with bruce springsteen and kid rock will be at mitt romney's rally tonight. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> and don't forget you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu channel 2 and also on our website ktvu.com. and tomorrow night we'll have an expanded 10:00 newscast. >>> the pittsburg zoo closed indefinitely as a two-year-old boy was killed by a pack of wild dogs staff he fell into the cage. she was trying to give him a better view. he was attacked by 11 of the wild dogs. authorities say zoo staff responded quickly but it was too late. we still don't know if this child died from the fall or from the attack by the dogs. >>> back here at home it looks like muni will be making a big payment as a result of vandalism ca
tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an important election. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as busy in contra costa trying to get the word out on mitt romney. >> it reinforces them somebody is out there trying to do something that agree with the same things they agree with. >> if you have not voted, i forgot my thing over here, this is my ballot and i dropped this off at a poling steaks so i want to remind folks to get out there and vote. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well the polls over in just 60 minutes and they are getting ready for the crowds. jeanine dana dellefemine is della vega is in san jose and they have dropped off their ballots this morning. >>> the parking lot is already full because election workers ar
pictures and we are really up close. this is the kennedy space center in florida. atlantis just started a very slow ten mile journey to the visitors complex. this will take all day long. it will include stops along the way for a special ceremony and also a public viewing. atlantis by the way is the last space shuttle to leave the area. the discovery left for the smithsonian in washington in virginia really in april. endeavour came here to california. it flew over the bay area as you know in september. >>> four meteorites have been found in novato. all from that fire ball last month. uc berkeley geology student found this one. another meteorite was found nearby. the first was found two weeks ago in novato pleasant valley neighborhood. the second one was found two miles from there. >>> a new lawsuit claims the san mateo man is dead because of a slow response by pg&e to turn off the power. the lines fell on to 55-year- old enrique's home back in april. records show that he walked outside after he heard an explosion and was shocked by the power lines. his family is now seeking unspecified d
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